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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2 pm, NE

December 25, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

AROUND THE STATE:

OMAHA LAKE

OMAHA, Neb. _ A state panel has awarded $4.7 million toward construction of a dam and lake in northwest Omaha. The money approved last week means the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has nearly 80 percent of the funding needed for the 20-acre lake. SENT: 300 words by the Omaha World-Herald.

WINTRY WEATHER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A large winter storm coming on the heels of Christmas is expected to bring snow to Nebraska, the Dakotas and Minnesota this week. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ OMAHA NEW YEAR’S EVE-FIREWORKS _ Nebraskans have one final chance to catch a fireworks display over the waterway at Omaha’s Gene Leahy Mall.

_ DESOTO CLOSURE _ The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge visitor center is closed for Christmas.

SPORTS:

Nothing at this hour.

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